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David Hansen

Founder and CEO of Hanson Robotics, creator of the world's most humanlike social robots


David Hanson is a world renowned robotics designer and author of materials science, artificial intelligence, cogntive and robotics publications. He is the founder and CEO of Hanson Robotics and has built a global reputation for creating the world's most humanlike empathetic social robots that manifest remarkable aesthetics, expressiveness and interactivity. David has created many world renowned one-of-a-kind robot characters that have attracted massive media and public acclaim. He has a PhD in aesthetic studies, interactive arts and engineering from the University of Texas.


Videos of David Hansen


David Hansen speaker, talks about "Robots that show emotion" | TED 2009
David Hansen speaker, Preview Demonstration at the Asian Investment Conference | AIC Hong Kong 2017
David Hansen speaker, "Sophia Awakens": AI Human-Like Robot Demonstration | June 2017

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About David Hansen


David Hanson is a world renowned roboticist and author of many scientific publications on topics including artificial intelligence, materials and cogntive science and robotics.

He is the founder and CEO of Hanson Robotics and has built a global reputation for creating the world's most humanlike empathetic social robots that manifest remarkable aesthetics, facial expressiveness, interactivity and conversational abilities. David has created many world renowned one-of-a-kind robot characters that have attracted massive media and public acclaim.

Prior to establishing Hanson Robotics, David worked at Walt Disney Imagineering. He has a PhD in aesthetic studies, interactive arts and engineering from the University of Texas.

David's vision of the future is the creation of genius machines that live and love and co-invent a smarter and better future with us.

Speaking Topics


  • Robotics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Cognitive science

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